“The Boston Red Sox Sign a Multi-Year Contract Extension With Tickets.com” COSTA MESA, Calif. (PRNewswire) April 29, 2009 – Tickets.com, a leading global provider of integrated ticketing solutions, announced that it has signed a multi-year contract extension with Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox. With the regular season underway,... Read more
Having endured the embarrassment of empty seats during several of its initial home games in its new stadium, the New York Yankees announced late Tuesday, April 28, that it was cutting the prices of some of its Legends Suite and other premium tickets, slashing the price of the infamous... Read more
Ticketing comes to an end for the Kentucky Derby and NBA first round playoffs during the week ending May 4, as compiled by TicketNews. This weekend marks the 135th annual running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Fans can start the... Read more
Even though the game is more than two months away, baseball fans are already thinking about this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in St. Louis, and due to the slow economy, ticket prices will be substantially lower than for last year’s Mid-Summer Classic in New York City. This... Read more
The inaugural season at the new Yankee Stadium has barely begun and despite ticket sales being somewhat soft thus far, the New York Yankees are planning to increase ticket prices in 2010 for premium seats by about 4 percent. According to a report in the New York Times, the... Read more
In San Francisco, a ticketing experiment is underway with the hometown Giants baseball team that could mark the future of how teams and artists begin to approach pricing. The Giants have rolled out a dynamic pricing program – day by day ticket-pricing adjustments, up and down – for a... Read more
Ticketing closes for several large events, such as Elton John’s residency in Las Vegas, throughout the week ending April 27, as compiled by TicketNews. After a five-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV, rock pianist Elton John is ending his lengthy stay in Sin... Read more
The NBA has released its official 2008-2009 attendance figures, and with an average of 17,520 fans per game, the year ranks third all-time. Total fan attendance was 21,549,238, an increase of 153,662 over the 2007-08 regular season. The 2006-07 season ranked first all-time in average attendance with 17,757, while... Read more
The chairman of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, has been accused of receiving kickbacks from ticket “scalpers” in return for getting them Derby tickets, according to ABC affiliate WHAS-TV in Louisville. Earlier this week, former Churchill Downs Vice President Tom Schneider filed a lawsuit claiming that he... Read more
With the release this week of the 2009 NFL schedule, ticket brokers and football fans have already begun to speculate on which games will be hot tickets on the resale market this coming season. One of those eagerly anticipated games is, of course, the Thursday, September 10 season opener:... Read more